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Access VBA Basics Training Course
Microsoft Access Intro Intermediate (all versions)
- 2 days Instructor-led
Who is this course for?
Advanced users of Microsoft Access responsible for managing very large and variable amounts of data, or teams, who want to learn how to program features and functions to improve the accessibility and usability of their data.
A high proficiency of Microsoft Access is essential, or completion of our Microsoft Access Advanced course.
- At the end of the course the delegate will have covered the fundamentals of VBA, including working with procedures and functions, understanding objects, using expressions, variables and intrinsic functions.
- They will have mastered how to control program execution, working with forms and controls, working with the PivotTable object.
- Finally the course also includes modules on debugging code, handling errors to ensure minimal downtime while building and effecting the program.
Introduction to access programming
Understanding the development environment
Using VB help
Developing with Procedures and Functions
Understanding and creating modules
Creating a sub-procedure
Utilising the immediate window to call procedures
Making and naming a function procedure
Working using the code editor
Understanding classes and objects
Navigating the Access object hierarchy
Using the object browser
Working with the application object
Understanding the form object
Working with properties
Using the with statement
Working with methods
Understanding the DoCmd object
Working with events
Understanding the order of events
Utilising Intrinsic Functions, Variables and Expressions
Defining expressions and statements
How to declare variables
Determining data types
Programming with variable scope
Harnessing intrinsic functions
Defining constants and using intrinsic constants
Adding message boxes and using input boxes
How to declare and use object variables
Controlling Program Execution
Understanding control-of-flow structures
Working with boolean expressions
Using the if...end if decision structures
Using the select case...end select structure
Using the for...next structure
Using the for each...next structure
Using the do...loop structure
Guidelines for use of branching structures
Working with Recordsets
Declaring and creating object variables
Working with the ADODB recordset object
Specifying a recordset cursor type
Locking records for updating
Specifying a recordset cursor location - optional
Using the cache size property - optional
Understanding recordset cursor properties - optional
Debugging the Code
Working with debugging tools
How to step through code
Working with break mode during run mode
Identifying the value of expressions
Understanding error handling
Understanding VBA's error trapping options
Trapping errors with the on error statement
Understanding the error object
Writing an error handling routine
Working with inline error handling
What you get
Training is held in our modern, comfortable, air-conditioned suites
Modern-spec IT, fully networked with internet access
"What do I get on the day?"
Lunch is provided at a local restaurant or pub. Browse the sample menus:
Breaks and timing
Courses start at 9:30am.
Please aim to be with us for 9:15am.
Joining information (how to get to our venues)
Available throughout the day:
- Hot beverages
- Clean, filtered water
Training formats & Services
Graham Slocombe BSc(Hons), MHort(RHS), MIHort(Landscape Manager),
Senior Landscape Manager
I have undertaken 2 different one-on-one advanced training courses with STL. I can confirm that they are fully professional and extremely knowledgeable in their fields of expertise. My first training course with them was in Access VBA and my second in advanced Excel and Project.
Working as a Senior Landscape Manager in my own field of specialism I am a power user of MS Office, especially: Access, Word, Excel, Project and also AutoCAD. I push the limits of any software that I use. When I reached my thresholds I turned to STL to expand my knowledge and on both occasions I have not been disappointed.
I would happily recommend STL for one-on-one training in any Office software. Though I have not done a conventional class with them, where other students are present, I am sure this would be equally beneficial. I left both my training sessions feeling that I had advanced my skills considerably. I thus have recommended STL to my interior work associates and with confidence can do the same here publicly.
The course structure was great. Having the tutor typing at the same time and having it displayed on the projector made it easier to spot mistakes you may have made. I think a few more individual exercises would be beneficial to test the knowledge that you have learnt. This can include basic level and then bonus questions as some delegates maybe quicker at learning than others so they are not just hanging around for all to finish. Plus this can push you to learning extra and getting the best out of the course.
Knew the subject matter, had good exercises to do and also good practices.
Learn all about Procedures, Functions, and Objects in our VBA Basics Training Courses for MS Access. Three levels are available: Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced.
This basics course teaches control program execution, forms and working with the PivotTable object - a popular unit among most of our course attendees.